Lexmark X736de A4 Colour Multifunction Laser Printer


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Good solid printer that meets the needs of a workgroup of 10 people with ease. I looked at several printers for this fu..."

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Key Features
Back Key Features
  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • Up to 33ppm Colour Print
  • Up to 33ppm Mono Print
  • USB & Network
  • Automatic Double Sided Printing
  • 1200 x 1200 dpi Print
  • 100 Sheet Multi-Purpose Input Tray
  • 550 Sheet Input Tray
  • 900MHz Processor
  • 512MB (1536MB Max) RAM
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
  • PostScript, PCL5
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What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • Lexmark X736de colour printer
  • AC Cable (UK)
  • CD/DVD (including Software/ Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals)
  • Setup Guide
  • Starter Toners CMY = 6000 pages Black = 6000 pages
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Speed Colour Up to 33ppm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 33ppm Mono Print
Product Group Output A4
Double Sided Printing Automatic Double Sided Printing
Printer Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi Print
Printer Enhanced Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi Print Enhanced
Double Sided Printing (Duplex) Duplex as Standard
Print First Page 10 Seconds


Scan Facility Present Yes
Scanner Type Flatbed ADF Colour Scanner


Copy Speed Colour 33ppm Color Copy
Copy Speed Monochrome 33ppm Mono Copy
Copier Reduce/Enlarge 25 to 400% Copy
Colour Copier Yes
Copy Facility Present Yes
Copy First Page 14 Seconds


Fax Speed 33.6Kbps Fax
Fax Facility Present Yes


Interface Type(s) USB & Network
Network Interface Ethernet Network
Network Printing Protocols LPR/LPD Direct IP (Port 9100) HTTP NDS Queue-based Printing NDPS/NEPS (Novell Distributed Print Services, Novell Netware Enterprise Print Services) Enhanced IP (Port 9400) FTP, TFTP IPP 1.1 (Internet Printing Protocol) ThinPrint .print integration
Network Protocol TCP/IP IPv4 IPX/SPX AppleTalk LexLink (DLC) TCP/IP IPv6 TCP UDP
Network Ready Yes
Preview Monitor Size (Diagonal) 7ins
Preview Monitor Type Colour Touchscreen
USB Port Yes
USB Ports 2 x USB 2.0

System Specification

Processor 900MHz Processor
Memory (Maximum) 512MB (1536MB Max) RAM


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 100 Sheet Multi-Purpose Input Tray
Paper Handling Input 2 550 Sheet Input Tray
Automatic Document Feeder Yes
Maximum Paper Size A4
Media Supported Card Stock Envelopes Glossy paper Paper Labels Plain Paper Transparencies Vinyl Labels
Paper Handling Output 250 Sheet Output Bin
Paper Size 10 Envelope 7 3/4 Envelope 9 Envelope A4 A5 B5 Envelope C5 Envelope DL Envelope B5 Executive Folio JIS-B5 Legal Letter Statement Universal Oficio
Paper Weight 80g/Sq m
Scanner Document Size 21.6 x 35.5cm

Duty Cycle

Monthly Duty Cycle 85k Pages Per Month


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Multifunction Summary Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
Technology Multifunction Laser Printer
Case Colour Grey
Dimensions 54.6cm (W) x 62.2cm (D) x 78.7cm (H) - Weight 44.0kg
Environmental Operating Temperature 16 to 32C - Humidity 8 to 80%
Noise Level 48dbA
Product Summary Lexmark X736de A4 Colour Multifunction Laser Printer
Product Type A4 Laser Printer
Carton Dimensions 1044 x 730 x 670 mm - 61.7 kg

Consumable Info

Mono Toner Life 10000 Pages
Number of Print Cartridges 2


Printer Languages PostScript, PCL5
Font Capabilities 3 of 9 scalable PCL 5e fonts in Narrow, Regular and Wide 158 scalable PostScript fonts 2 PCL bitmap fonts 39 scalable PPDS fonts 5 PPDS bitmap fonts 84 scalable PCL fonts OCR-A, OCR-B scalable PCL 5e fonts


Security SNMPv3 802.1x Authentication: MD5, MSCHAPv2, LEAP, PEAP, TLS, TTLS IPSec

In the Box

In The Box Lexmark X736de colour printer, AC Cable (UK), CD/DVD (including Software/ Utilities/ Drivers and User Manuals), Setup Guide, Starter Toners CMY = 6000 pages Black = 6000 pages

Cartridges Included

Black 6000 Pages
Cyan 6000 Pages
Magenta 6000 Pages
Yellow 6000 Pages


Warranty 1 Year On-Site Service, Next Business Day

More Features

Certifications Energy Star, CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1, CSA E60825-1, ICES-003 Class A, BSMI Class A, VCCI Class A, US FDA, FCC Class A, UL 60950-1, EN/IEC 60320-1, CE Class A, CB IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, EN/IEC 61000-3, EN 55022 Class A, EN 55024, EN/IEC 60825-1, GS (T V),
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  • R Harris 02 April 2012 4.25 / 5 Value 4 Features 4 Quality 4 Performance 5 Review Lexmark X736de

    Good solid printer that meets the needs of a workgroup of 10 people with ease. I looked at several printers for this function and I have not been disappointed by the Lexmark X736de. Easy to set up with good user instructions for use. A tad more expensive than I planned but worth it.

  • Eman 14 March 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Solid MFP

    Bought this printer as an upgrade from my X544. I would say it is definitely worth the money if you don't mind a bigger printer.

  • John Watson 12 March 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 JW

    Bought this printer for a small office on the advice of Printerland. I have not regretted it. Nice bit of kit which does everything and great value

  • Harris 12 March 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Blueprint

    Bought this printer a couple of months ago and thought I would see how it was before I left feedback about it. Short and sweet...No problems, brilliant printer!

  • Bluefield Partners 12 March 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Replacement for HP

    Got this as a replacement for our older HP MFP. This beats it in every department, and is much cheaper to run.

  • Automotive Tools 12 March 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Automotive

    Loads of functions, very quiet for the size of it and its super fast. This machine was recommended to me by a friend who had one and I would pass on the recommendation without hesitation.

  • Nick 12 March 2012 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 NH

    Excellent MFP. Really good value and does everything we need

Forms and Favourites
Eliminate waste and inefficiencies associated with preprinted forms. Store frequently printed forms, marketingmaterials or other documents online, then print themon demand.
Choose from multiple print settings that help reduceenergy, paper and toner consumption.
Change Language
Easily switch the language displayed on the touchscreen – 18 languages supported.
Display a customisable, scrolling slideshow on thecolour touch screen to promote your business orproducts, or to communicate important messages toyour customers or employees.
Scan to e-mail
Share documents with the touch of a button. Scan and e-mail documents to a person or group you share information with regularly.
Eco Copy
Display a customisable, scrolling slideshow on thecolour touch screen to promote your business orproducts, or to communicate important messages toyour customers or employees.
Business Card Scan
Create a contact management program to immediately access scanned business cards.
Monitor real-time updates from your friends and posts to your wall. You can even view and print your Facebook photos.
Scan a Photo
Scan and archive photos with the touch of a button.
Google Docs
Quickly and easily move important documents directly between your online Google account and your Web-connected Lexmark SmartSolutions-enabled device.
Google Cloud Print
Print securely from your mobile device with the Google Cloud Print SmartSolution
Copy and Save to Network Share
With one touch, scan, copy and save a document to a personal or shared network folder.
View more information about Lexmark Smart Solutions here

 *Please Note: Not all apps are pre-installed and may need to be downloaded from the Lexmark solutions centre
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Review Date: 1st October 2009

Author: Simon Williams

These days, office workgroup printers need to be not just fast, but smart and secure too, as well as capable of producing great quality. We see if the Lexmark X736de is up to the task.

A fully network-aware multifunction printer can do a lot more than handle all the printing from a workgroup. The new breed of machine, typified by the Lexmark X736de, provides control through a colour touch-screen and duplex scanning and copying.

It's designed to save energy and costs and to provide the flexibility of custom-written applications, which can be added to the machine's main, graphical menu system.

The large screen of the printer works through a series of virtual buttons and icons to control simple tasks like copying and faxing, but also to work through job queues and schedule printing. There's a USB drive slot on the front panel and, assuming a person has the correct privileges, walk-up printing of documents and images is supported too.

Remote access to the front panel of the printer is available through the supplied monitoring software, which is also security protected, so access can be restricted to staff on a need-to-use basis. Help for busy IT departments is also provided by traffic-shaping technology, which packets large documents emailed from the 600dpi scanner, so they don't hog the network. It may sound like a small, geeky feature, but it can make a big difference to the overall performance of a network.

You can have a lot of fun with the printer’s graphical interface, with many Lexmark resellers prepared to help with customisation or even to produce complete applications from scratch. Typical uses are to provide branded screensavers or even to feed information, such as RSS feeds, through to the printer when it's not in use.

There's quite a bit of flexibility in how you feed paper, too, with a 550-sheet paper tray and a 100-sheet, pull-down multifunction tray as standard and options for three more 550-sheet trays, or a 2,000-sheet high-capacity feeder. It's a bit odd there's no similar expansion on the output side, with collators or multi-bin sorters, but Lexmark argues that in many workgroups, there's little need for one.

Lexmark claims speeds of 33ppm for black and colour print, at the machine's default resolution of 1,200dpi. Our five-page, black text document gave 13.6ppm, but this increased to 22.6ppm when we printed the 20-page test. Even so, it's some way short of the headline figure. Our five-page text and colour graphics test gave 16.7ppm, surprisingly faster than the black text test of the same length.

Duplex print often slows prints down substantially and here the 20-page document returned 12 sides per minute, which is a little on the sluggish side. Even so, it's not slow enough to prevent duplex mode being set as standard in many businesses.

Duplex scanning is standard on the X736de, but only with what Americans call a peek-a-boo paper path, which is also used by the duplex print engine. The paper exits from the scanner after the first side of each page has been scanned, but is then fed back in to scan the second side, as the scanner head itself is single-sided. In fact, each duplex scanned page is fed back through a third time, to turn it round and keep the source document collated.

If this seems a little long-winded, the whole process still manages to keep pace with the print engine in a duplex copy, so isn't a problem. Interleaving of scanning and printing is generally good, so our 20-page simplex copy took just 46 seconds.

Print quality is one of the features for which Lexmark is rightly renowned. Black text is sharp and clean and, even when printing two pages to the sheet, one of the eco-offerings in the printer's arsenal, remains clear and easy to read. Colour graphics are bright and rich, so areas of solid fill look... well, solid.

Colour copies don't do quite so well, with blues showing a slightly purple cast and some bands of lighter colour apparent. For general purpose office work, though, they're acceptable. Finally, photo images are a little over-vivid to be fully natural, but for many purposes will also be adequate.

Consumables are available in two capacities: 8,000 and 12,000 pages for black and 6,000 and 10,000 for colour. The typical costs for these cartridges give page costs of 1.03p and 8.93, respectively, for the high capacity, Return Programme cartridges, but this machine is available to lease, so you can pay by the click, if you prefer. Print costs are better than many, with the colour cost particularly attractive.

Lexmark has a comprehensive recycle programme for used consumables and depending on the size of the customer, can offer pre-paid envelopes or bin-collection facilities for used cartridges. It claims a take-up rate of 78 per cent for its recycling efforts in the UK.

All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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